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Eagles hiring coordinator who coached Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott

The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator, just three days after he was sort of let go by the Los Angeles Chargers.

NFL Network reported the news late Saturday night. It came two days after the Eagles acted quickly to fill their defensive coordinator position by hiring Vic Fangio, one day after he had been let go by the Miami Dolphins.

Moore wasn’t officially let go by the Chargers, who hired Jim Harbaugh as head coach on Wednesday. But the Chargers did allow him to interview with other teams after blocking him previously. That was presumably done to give the Chargers a fall-back option in case Harbaugh decided to stay at Michigan.

Moore had just finished his first season with the Chargers, working with quarterback Justin Herbert. He spent the previous four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, where he worked with Dak Prescott.

Moore, just 35 years old, is expected to have a major role in shaping the Eagles’ offense. He’ll be tasked with helping Jalen Hurts get back to his form from 2022 when Hurts was the MVP runner-up and led the Eagles to the Super Bowl.

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But Hurts regressed this season, especially during the Eagles’ 1-6 finish. The Eagles fired Brian Johnson last week after his first season as the offensive coordinator.

Eagles coach Nick Sirianni made clear last Wednesday that he wanted ‘fresh ideas’ in a new offensive coordinator, meaning he would look outside the organization. He said the Eagles’ offense ‘got a little bit stale’ toward the end of the season.

‘I’m excited about that, the new ideas meshing with some of the old ideas,’ Sirianni said. ‘We got a little bit stale on offense by the end of the year. And these ideas and this new person coming in is meant to take away the staleness and add the value of what they’re adding to the offense.’

The Chargers struggled offensively this season under Moore, going 5-12 as head coach Brandon Staley was fired late in the season. Herbert missed the last four games of the season as did star receiver Keenan Allen. The Chargers’ other top receiver, Mike Williams, played in only three games this season.

In Dallas, Moore was seen as a rising star in the coaching ranks as the Cowboys had the NFL’s top-ranked offense in yards per game in two of his four seasons as coordinator. The only time the Cowboys were outside the top 11 was in 2020 when Prescott played in only five games.

Contact Martin Frank at mfrank@delawareonline.com. Follow on X @Mfranknfl.

This post appeared first on USA TODAY

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